Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports or airfields recognizable from the air. The runway(s) may be paved (concrete or asphalt surfaces) or unpaved (grass, earth, sand, or gravel surfaces) but may include closed or abandoned installations. Airports or airfields that are no longer recognizable (overgrown, no facilities, etc.) are not included. Note that not all airports have accommodations for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Airports map
Aquino breaks ground for world’s first ‘resort airport’
Global Nation - 6/29/2015 6:51:18 AM
“The kick-off ceremony for the construction of the new international terminal for the country’s second-biggest gateway, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, is touted to be the start of Philippine airports matching the best in the world. It will not ...
11 Most Expensive Airports Ever Built in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 6/27/2015 9:31:09 AM
In our recent list of 10 biggest airports in the world you can find cities that have a huge impact on the economy of the country because of the airport. Since building them, the growth was notable in many aspects of the society. Today, we list the 11 ...
Heathrow named best airport in Europe as Terminal 1 shuts after 47 years of service
International Business Times - 6/29/2015 11:59:06 AM
Our efforts to make this one of the best airports in the world have been recognised and we now need permission to expand Heathrow to take our country even further," he added. The airport separately said it is closing its Terminal 1 on 29 June, after about ...
Coming in 2018: World's first resort airport in Cebu
ABS-CBN News - 6/29/2015 12:49:13 PM
“The kick-off ceremony for the construction of the new international terminal for the country’s second-biggest gateway, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), is touted to be the start of Philippine airports matching the best in the world ...
World's Ugliest Dog Winner, Quasi Modo, Live on 'GMA'
ABC News - 6/29/2015 9:14:28 AM
And indeed she does, getting mobbed by fans as she travels through airports across the country. Quasi Modo won first place in the World’s Ugliest Dog contest out of 26 other contestants. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 32098763.
Vietnam approves controversial $16 billion mega airport
Canoe - 6/26/2015 4:06:02 PM
Lawmakers in Vietnam voted Thursday to build a controversial new $16 billion airport near Ho Chi Minh City, as the country vies to become one of the world's busiest aviation hubs. The project aims to ease airport congestion in Vietnam's business hub and ...
Did Kim Jong-un have the architect behind North Korea's new airport executed because he did not like the design? Claims emerge days after leader visits new terminal
Daily Mail - 6/29/2015 11:01:50 AM
The shiny new terminal at Pyongyang International Airport is set to open on Wednesday ... The isolated Stalinist state remains one of the world's least-visited countries with few scheduled flights to Pyongyang, mostly from Beijing and Moscow.
China's aviation boom drives airport building frenzy | Reuters
Firstpost - 6/27/2015 2:14:30 AM
CAAC's Li said the country's airport expansion is supported by data showing rising passenger numbers. "Airport building should be a bit ahead of the demand. Judging from the experience of the developed world, our airport construction is far from enough ...
Philippines starts building world’s first resort airport
thepinoy.net - 6/29/2015 5:57:01 PM
The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) said the project covers the construction of a new world ... and boost our country’s reputation as a tourist and business destination,” Lacierda said. The project is the first airport public ...
U.S. is the No. 2 Spanish-Speaking Country in the World
KHQ - 6/29/2015 7:19:56 AM
His body is being flown to the Spokane Airport, and from there ... Richard Overton has seen two World Wars and 11 presidents. >> SPOKANE, Wash. - Our country's oldest living veteran celebrated his 109th birthday on Sunday. Richard Overton has seen two ...
IN PICTURES: UK On Terror Alert After Day Of Vile Jihadist Terror Across Three Countries
Breitbart News - 6/27/2015 7:58:05 AM
The world was rocked yesterday by three simultaneous Islamist ... The majority of the 38 people killed in the attack on a Tunisian beach resort were British, the country’s prime minister Habib Essid has said. The BBC reports Islamic State extremists ...
Three attacks, three countries: Suspected Islamic terrorists kill more than 80 people
Canada - 6/26/2015 11:12:33 AM
Kuwait has consistently ranked as one of the world’s most peaceful Arab countries, in sharp contrast to its next ... planeloads of European vacationers continued to touch down at Tunisian airports. In Dublin, the Irish travel agent Sunway offered 170 ...
New model calculates how air transport connects the world
Space Daily - 6/29/2015 12:10:26 AM
By 2012, thousands of airports around the world, particularly in Europe and Asia ... So if you were an Irish airline, you were able to fly from Ireland to other countries, but you were not able to offer services from Spain to Germany, for example."
The barbed wire mauled my back as I crawled between the two countries. Then I ran…’
theguardian.com - 6/28/2015 6:12:31 PM
My feet sank into the soil and the barbs mauled my back as I crawled across the line of separation between the two countries. I took a deep breath ... the chaotic state of Antakya airport, near the border, would be ample evidence of what was happening ...
Watford Palace Theatre to Premiere New Play by Neil D'Souza
Broadway World - 6/30/2015 4:41:16 AM
The play is one man's odyssey in search of his Father and ultimately, himself, against the backdrop of a changing world, where old power structures are shifting, and a once third world country is beginning ... in the hyper-modern airports, the hyper ...